Think of a time…When you have absolutely LOVED someone’s smell. Even when they were sweaty, or hadn’t showered after getting home from work or sport training, their natural smell was like a perfume or cologne to you. Did their odor or scent just turn you on, or smell pleasant to you…or perhaps you couldn’t smell anything at all?
Derived from the Greek word pherein (to transport) and hormone (to stimulate), pheromones are basically scented sex hormones, or chemicals, released by living organisms to send a message to a member of the same species (i.e. yes I am available for sex, or no I am not). So, in a nutshell, if you feel a surreal, unexplainable connection with someone, it could be, literally, chemistry.
We can’t figure out why we love it so much, but we do. There are few things sexier than watching our guy remove his shirt after a day at the gym, or after playing football with his friends, or after going for a run and catching a whiff of his scent: a combination of deodorant, rugged masculinity and, our favorite, his natural musk (better known as body odor).
However, as much as we might hate body odor, we unconsciously love it, too; if you’ve ever worn your boyfriend’s old t-shirt and found yourself getting weirdly turned on, you’ve experienced this phenomenon.
The natural odor soaked into the shirt is faint enough where it’s not overly powerful, but powerful enough where you can’t help but feel an instant attraction to it. IT'S SCIENCE!!